Make no mistake, tackling a DIY paver project is not an easy task and will require assistance from friends and/or family. However, enterprising folks can get the job done and the results and return on investment are well worth it.
Just as with any do-it-yourself home improvement project, you’ll need to research paver installation before you begin.
So you’ve decided to create an outdoor living space! After deciding the size of your new patio, you’ll need to select the type of material to use. The good news is, you’re not limited to the poured concrete patios of yesteryear that stain and crack after just a few short years.
Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. We all look forward to the backyard barbeques and summer get-togethers, but the truth is, getting the patio ready for all of that fun can be somewhat of a chore. Here are a few tips to help you get through your patio cleaning checklist.
Retaining walls are solid structures designed to prevent soil erosion and hold land back when there is a drastic change in elevation. They help to stabilize the land and can prevent mudslides and home foundation shifts.
When you plan your summer gatherings, you start by taking stock of your patio and other outdoor living spaces, looking for ways to ‘wow” your guests, right? Even if your patio, walkways and gardens are in great shape, you can always enhance your outdoor space to make your yard the “place to be”.
So the weather is finally cooperating and it's time to enjoy the outdoors once again. Whether you're completing a new patio or updating an existing one, the final touches can make all the difference in your end result. Much the same as an interior room makeover, elements such as lighting, furniture, accessories and décor will all have to be thought through.
We've all heard the term veranda in movies, and perhaps even envisioned ourselves on one sipping a mint julep or two. Although this word is most commonly heard in the South in relationship to home design or even on cruise ships, it may surprise you to know that if you are thinking of adding a porch, you may actually be thinking of adding a veranda.So what is the difference?
Cape Cod, Dutch Colonial, Queen Anne, Cottage, these are just a few of the many styles of historic homes found in North America. The Concrete Jungle Post World War II, when "Baby Boomers" made the scene and America grew at an alarming rate, cities expanded and suburban neighborhoods popped up to make room for the population explosion.
In 2003, when Hollywood released "Under the Tuscan Sun", Americans all over the country were suddenly re-decorating and bringing warm and woodsy earth tones and golden hued paint colors into their homes. The New-Old Outdoors This enduring trend continues today, bringing aged elegance to both to indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Living Styles That Grow On You In the 1990’s the new hot trend in home design was “Bringing the Outside, In”. Designers created boldly themed outdoor inspired rooms with natural color palettes of grays, greens and browns. Typical outdoor elements of wood, wrought iron and cut stone brought in texture and provided visual interest.
For anyone that has decided to redo or install a new patio, walkway or driveway, selecting the best material to use can be a difficult decision to make, especially if you are choosing between concrete pavers or bricks. When it comes to making this decision, it's important to understand the difference between pavers and bricks.